Creator

Unknown

Date

1945-04

Creation Date

2008-06-11

Description

Black & White photograph of the Ninth Army Air Force, 404th Fighter Group at the Fritzlar, Germany (Y.86), airfield circa April 1945. The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane in the bottom left foreground with 4K, M painted on the fuselage belonged to the 506th Fighter Squadron. Other Republic P-47 Thunderbolts sitting along the edge of the strip in the center of the image belonging to the 506th are identified as Z (olive colored) and the third P-47 in the center is H. The seventh P-47 is identifed at 4K, U. The P-47s with 7J painted on the fuselages beonged to the 508th Fighter Squadron. Maintenance personnel are working on a 7J in the lower right by the hanger. To help navigate the planes, there is a person laying on the wing of each of the P-47s that are taxiing down the strip .

Digital Collection

Arnold Clayton Watkins World War II Photograph Collection, 1942-1945

Collection Number

SpC MS 0006

Finding Aid

https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/fa/3/

Object Type

Photograph

Image Format

Still Image

Location

Europe--Germany--Hesse--Fritzlar

Publisher Digital

Pittsburg State University, Kansas, Axe Library, Special Collections

Notes

Pittsburg State University, Special Collections, 6, Watkins, Arnold Clayton, Envelope 3, 10. Contributed by Joan F. Watkins.

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Keywords

World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American--Photographs; United States. Army Air Forces--History--Photographs; Airplanes, Military--Markings--United States--Photographs; Thunderbolt (Fighter planes)--Photographs; Fritzlar (Germany)--History--Photographs; Soldiers--United States--Photographs

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